Genealogy is Good for the Genes

Hi, and welcome to my new blog! My name is Sara Martin, owner of Smart Canyon Genealogy. I wanted to write about some of my experiences researching my family tree and I am interested in what other fellow genealogists are experiencing.

I used to work in the financial services industry and I may again work in that field. I took some time off in the fall of 2019, fully expecting to get right back to a full time job in the spring of 2020. Well, we all know what happened then. . .COVID-19. The Coronavirus put a glitch in that path. I wasn’t sure that I wanted to go back out in the world while some crazy virus was ravaging the public so I started pursuing my hobby religiously, daily, fervently, feverishly. You get the drift.

My husband suggested I do this work for other people along with our own families. Good idea! But how to go about that? I am currently taking classes with the National Genealogical Society and attending webinars and reading books. Back in school mode after quite a few years! I want to do this correctly and professionally. I have 40 years experience but I needed to learn what is new and updated out there in family tree world. I needed to explore new shoots and new roots with new boots. (Okay, I just couldn’t help myself there!)

I hope you enjoy what I have to say on this blog. I will definitely be posting when I go “live” and start doing this amazingly fun research for other people. Meanwhile, happy hunting & stay safe (such a 2020 cliche)!

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